Aug 18, 2018  
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education

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M.A.T.: The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education is a 36-45 credit hour program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in an academic area other than education and wish to pursue Kindergarten through grade 8 certification for a career in teaching. The M.A.T. is a full-time 12-month program that runs from June to June. It includes all professional education courses and school internships required for Maine state teacher certification. Applicants should have their undergraduate transcripts evaluated by the Maine Department of Education to determine if they have taken the academic courses necessary to obtain teacher certification. Additionally, applicants must pass the PRAXIS I and any other exam required by the state of Maine such as PRAXIS II.


M.S.: The Master of Science program in Elementary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is a thesis program intended for practicing teachers who are considering continuing their graduate education by pursuing a doctoral degree. It requires 30 credits of coursework including six credits of thesis and 3 credits of research methods.

M.Ed.: The Master of Education program in Elementary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is designed for elementary and middle level teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing standards in the areas of curriculum, assessment and instruction. The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and through the Graduate Outreach. A minimum of 33 credits is required. The basic program includes the following course requirement:

EDC 533 Dynamics of the Curriculum
EDS 520 Educational Assessment
EDS 615 Seminar on Methods of Teaching
EDG 657 Educational Practicum
A four-course concentration approved by the advisor in areas such as literacy education, instructional technology, science education, special education, or in foundations of education is required. For the program offered through Graduate Outreach the concentration includes the following four courses: EAD 652, EDA 521, EDH 540, and EDG 600.  

C.A.S.: The Certificate of Advanced Study in Elementary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is a 30 credit individually designed program for elementary educators, and is available to students who have completed a masters’ degree.

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